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Activity
Action
Suggested Recording Template

Shadow a Family Nurse during a contact to young parents to explore communication and observe skills and attributes when working therapeutically with children and families.

Note specific aspects of expertise and strengths-based approaches and how you may incorporate these strategies into your own practice.

CPD Learning Record

Model of Reflection

Seek opportunities in local statutory and 3rd sector organisations to observe experienced and skilled professionals working with children and families where change is apparent and evidenced.

Reflect upon the skills observed and create a plan for your own development to explore further.

Model of Reflection

Personal Development Plan

Prioritise regular clinical or restorative supervision as a forum to critically explore the quality of therapeutic relationships with families in your practice.

Reflect upon how the quality of reciprocity affects achieving better outcomes in families and what needs to change with other relationships.

Model of Reflection

Personal Development Plan

Explore your awareness of equality and diversity issues by reading the work on the GRRAACCEESS (Burnham, 2011) (see CPD Directory ).  Consider the implications for you as a health visitor building therapeutic relationships in practice with clients in your community.

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Reflect upon the interaction of your own / the client’s gender, race, religion, age, ability, culture, class, ethnicity, education, sexuality, spirituality on the therapeutic relationship especially around issues of power.

Model of Reflection

Access video clips of Brene Brown on Empathy and Blame (see CPD Directory – Electronic resources).

Reflect upon what you hear and the implication for your practice and therapeutic relationships with your clients.

CPD Learning Record

Model of Reflection

Access the PhD thesis of Robyn Pound – Health Visitor and consider the importance of “alongsideness” for your relationships with clients (see CPD Directory – Other resources)

Note any specific observations within the work and the relevance of these for your practice with specific clients or client groups

CPD Learning Record

Model of Reflection

Seek to have live supervision where a peer shadows you during a home visit an offers you constructive feedback on your interactions with the family

Reflect on the feedback and note any areas where you could develop your  skills

CPD Learning Record

Model of Reflection